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Getting to your first date The good news for doctors who expect to work weekends and get paged at 3 a.m.

at some point in the near future is that life does get easier, says Parrott.

Lucky for you, a few adjustments and sincere dedication can get your love life on track.

When Sarah Parrott was in her early thirties, most of her single girlfriends spent at least two or three nights a week meeting guys, enjoying dinner dates, or otherwise socializing.

But Parrott, a Kansas City family medicine practitioner, had just finished medical school and was in the midst of a grueling internship.

Heidi Huser, a family practitioner who works in a Minnesota urgent care facility, considers herself a catch — funny, smart, stable, and easygoing.

But some of those qualities make her male suitors insecure, says the 39-year-old.

The payoff was the promise of future high earnings and hours that would, in time, become more manageable.

But today's young doctors, most of them women, don't want to waste their youth working a backbreaking schedule, in part because they'd like to have children and don't think they can afford to wait.

I don't think he could handle the fact that I make good money for what I do." Still, she's hopeful Mr.

Right is out there, and she's willing to take further action (like signing up for a more personalized dating service) to meet him.

Translation: You'll have more opportunities to meet someone and go on dates, even if you're no longer treated to med-school mixers.

Melissa Brown, president of national dating service It's Just Lunch, which counts a growing number of doctors in its client base, suggests committing to at least a few hours a week for dating whether you're just starting your residency or are an established doctor.

"A lot of doctors don't have the opportunity to get outside their professional circle and meet new people," says Christie Nightingale, principal of concierge dating service Premier Match, LLC, which caters to busy professionals who don't have time to scout for dates.

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